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Poster: HiRoller Date: Mar 15, 2007 11:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Music Writers (Semi-Dead Related)

So today I opened the paper only to be greeted by a picture of Bob Weir promoting his concert in Norfolk next week. Reading the article allowed me to see how the people writing these articles have no idea what they're talking about.

"Listen to the Grateful Dead circa 1966. Then listen to the Dead of the late 1980s or early '90s. The group's style changed as more sounds were added to the mix and went from good to great. Greatness takes time."

Seriously, whoever wrote this knows nothing about the Dead. I never thought I would hear someone say that the late '80s through the '90s were better years than the 60's.

Also, I remember that thread a few days ago about Bob playing Jerry songs, and I found a quote from Bob in hear that pretty much explains why he does that.

"I can still feel Jerry onstage with me sometimes. He's there. I can feel him in certain songs we play."

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Poster: JamminJerome Date: Mar 15, 2007 1:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Music Writers (Semi-Dead Related)

well...there is SOME truth to what the writer said.

Listen to some '66 shows. Notice that the writer said 1966 and not 1968 or 1969. Then compare them to the end of the Brent era shows and the Bruce/Vince shows. I think it's fair to say that the later shows - in this instance - are better than 1966. The Dead are a lot more polished in 89-91 then in 1966. However, I doubt the writer meant to be that specific. I'd guess s/he doesn't know shit about the Dead.

This post was modified by JamminJerome on 2007-03-15 20:28:45